Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

I read a great book over summer break--The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman. It's a nonfiction book about cross-cultural (American vs. Hmong) misunderstanding in a Merced, California hospital setting. It has a lot to say about our worldview (including the healthcare professional worldview) and how it's conditioned by our culture.

Tina Lau, North County Librarian
(in Good Reading)

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